The Oslo quartet releases their third album – their most complete to date. Nine meticulously crafted dreampop songs, sonically inspired as much by krautrock and shoegaze as by electronic dance music.
The band consists of singer and keyboardist Sara Lena Yri Cools, guitarist Daniel Meyer Grønvold, bassist Kjersti Aase Winjum and drummer Sigurd Bergflødt. The albumhas gotten a crystalline mix and master by Kyrre Laastad and Christian Næss.
The songs revolve about everyday activities like watching television, gardening, raising children, looking at the pavement on the way to work – and realising that their rhythm evokes a certain determinism, obscuring the borders between failure and success, between doer and deed. The garden may be cultivating me, my children raising me, and the tv-shows and I engage in a common endeavour of tellying. The music seeks to puncture the membrane of loneliness in the lyrics, with a sound that invites attention, pushing through to a place where communication and connection is possible.
If bands like Broadcast, The Go-Betweens, Cocteau Twins and Stereolab are your cup of tea, this album really won’t miss. It is released digitally and as an LP with artwork by Johann Kauth.